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March 2012 Dr John Jones' St Cross Church, Holywell: its history, architecture, people, and conversion into an Historic Collections Centre is out of print, and is now available in print-ready PDF format here.


October 2010

  • the Balliol College Register 1833-1933 (2nd ed) is now available on flickr - not word-searchable, but indexed and easy to browse
  • first sets of images on flickr: photos of building works progress at St Cross Church through 2010
  • images from the archives and manuscripts will appear on our new page at flickr: - we hope the gallery and slideshow functions will be much easier to use than previous attempts to post images on this site.
  • follow the new Archives & Manuscripts blog at


Several key publications about the history of Balliol College are now available online via the Internet Archive and other internet book sites. Books are available in full, free and in several different searchable formats. A few of the Balliol titles:


A leaflet about the St Cross project is available here.


October 09 Archives Annual Report 2008-9 as published in the Annual Record

October 08 Archives Annual Report 2007-8 as published in the Annual Record

October 07 Archives Annual Report 2006-7 as published in the Annual Record

October 06 Archives Annual Report 2005-6 This report was cut off at the bottom of a page of the 2006 Annual Record , so here is the full illustrated version.

October 05 Archives Annual Report 2004-5 as published in the Annual Record

- Anna Sander

You do not need to request permission to download or print one copy of any of the images on these pages for your personal private study or research purposes.
You do need to request permission in writing to use any of these images for any publication in any format, including any use on a website.

The archives and manuscriptss of Balliol College are open by appointment to enquirers in person at the Historic Collections Centre in St Cross Church, Holywell.
Enquiries should be sent in writing (email or post) to the Archivist.
There is no charge for Archive enquiries, but donations for Archive purposes are always appreciated.
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